by Michael DeLaney
This article contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the issue yet, proceed at your own risk!
And so the Guardians’ time as Nova Corpsmen seems to have come to an end as they finally root out the Raptor spies posing as Novas. Guardians of the Galaxy 150 wraps up the Nova arc while setting the stage for Infinity Countdown. Overall, it’s a little messy. I’ll say this for the issue though, it finally gives Ant-Man his due. Every now and then Ant-Man pulls out a show-stopping performance that makes you wonder “why doesn’t he do that ALL the time?!”
Scott Lang goes subatomic to travel via laser blast onto the enemy ship, before Aaron Kuder and Marcus To have him go gigantic, tearing the ship apart in the process. It’s a moment that reminds you of the epic surprises that superhero tales can contain. Rocket Raccoon quips that Lang’s big moment alone was worth the price of his admission to the Guardians.
Adam Warlock is a character that has always eluded me, and he returns in this issue to do more of the same. He visits Gamora’s trapped soul stone fragment and eventually Kang the Conqueror. All I’m really certain of in this scenes is how it is setting up Infinity Countdown.
In the battle with the Raptors, Drax once again tragically — albeit comically, because it’s Drax — accidentally claims another life.
At the end of the issue he decides he must return to his peaceful life of solitude. Drax began Gerry Duggan’s run as a repentant sinner vowing to live a life of peace, and he’s exiting it the same way. Did the Guardians not respect Drax’s choices by once again dragging him into the fray? Is Duggan painting Star-Lord & Co. to be selfish friends, just wanting the band back together?
The conversation doesn’t stop there. What do you wanna talk about from this issue?